A POLICE officer in Britain has been hailed a hero after the extraordinary lengths he went to to save baby Harrison.
When new mum, Jo Paine, discovered that her two-month old baby, Harrison, was not breathing she started CPR and called an ambulance, desperate to save her already premature tot who was born at just 26 weeks.
But when the ambulance was taking longer to get to her than expected, she ran outside with baby Harrison, frantically trying to find help.
Fortunately for her, she bumped into PC Steve Norton who grabbed little Harrison and ran to Wandsworth Hospital in south west London, which was within sight.
Speaking on UK TV show Good Morning Britain, he said: “Jo just handed him to me and said ‘I don’t know what else to do’ and I grabbed him and ran.”
“I just thought if he was my son I’d want to get him help as quickly as possible.”
Jo said Steve had now become a friend as she handed him a keyring from her and Harrison engraved with the words ‘forever thankful’.
“There’s no words that can describe my gratitude for what he did. It was incredible,” she said.
“And I would say to new mums, take a CPR course, it really is worth it.”